Explore the natural world in Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s homeschool classes. Students ages 5-18 from the local homeschool community can attend sessions designed to complement homeschool science curriculums and make homeschooling more convenient, interactive, and engaging for your family.
Upcoming Homeschool Classes
Spring Homeschool Classes listed below meet at the museum on the following Mondays.
- March 27, 2023
- April 3, 2023
- April 10, 2023
- April 17, 2023
- April 24, 2023
Last day to register for classes is March 20, 2023
Grab a magnifying glass and explore the world of bugs! Compete in the “Pitts-bug Marathon” as you learn how insects move, crawl, walk, and fly. Meet real, live bugs and learn how they help the environment. Observe insects under the microscope and see how you can help protect their habitats. Build your own bug, go on scavenger hunts, and venture outside to uncover nearby insect habitats.
Piece together prehistoric evidence as you investigate how dinosaurs lived and why they died. Extract DNA from modern-day relatives of the dinosaurs. Take a hike through the museum and nearby Schenley Park to compare your world to that of the dinosaurs. Create a model habitat, complete with a life-size dinosaur mural, as you create your own dinosaur diorama.
PGHology – The Natural History of Pittsburgh
|Discover what makes Pittsburgh more than the “Steel City.” Examine geologic evidence to understand the natural features upon which our city is built. Lace up your sneakers and navigate nearby Oakland to learn more about the plants and animals that call this area home. Explore how Pittsburgh, its industry, and its people have changed through time, and learn what you can do to make city life better for all of Pittsburgh’s inhabitants.|
AM Series: 9:00 – 11:30 a.m.
PM Series: 1:00 – 3:30 p.m.
Environmental Science 3 – Human Impacts and Solutions
|This is the final class in this year’s three-part Environmental Science series. This session focuses on human impact on the environment while delving into solutions for the future. Analyze human-made environmental problems and discover the next steps to create renewable energy sources. Examine the clean water crisis and build strategies to keep our waterways clean. Using a future-thinking approach, explore practical strategies that will help achieve sustainable systems. |
Enrollment in all three sections is not required, but students who complete all three parts of the series will receive a certificate of achievement.
For multi-session classes, full refund less $10 handling fee for withdrawals made at least one week before program begins. Withdrawals made less than one week before the program starts, but before the second class session, are subject to a fee of $10 plus the pro-rated cost of a single class. No refunds after the second class has met.
Inclement Weather Policy
For children’s programs scheduled to occur December through March, the following inclement weather policy will be used: Should hazardous conditions result in cancellation of classes, announcements will be made on television stations KDKA, WTAE, WPXI, and FOX. Decisions are based on the needs of all students and instructors, some of whom drive considerable distances to Oakland. Makeup days may be scheduled for missed classes. During any inclement weather, please use your own discretion to attend for your own safety and that of your student.